ITV Racing Sunday Preview
MORE ITV RACING ON SUNDAY! We’re in for a treat with action from Lingfield and Thurles. Previews for all 7 races available.
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ITV Racing Sunday Preview
1.20 Lingfield Winter Million Novices’ Hurdle (Class 2) 2m7f
1.50 Lingfield Cazoo Novices’ Chase (Class 2) 2m
2.25 Lingfield Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide Hurdle (Class 2) 2m31/2f
2.40 Thurles Coolmore N.H. Sires Mogul Irish EBF Mares Novice Chase (Grade 2) 2m41/2f
3.00 Lingfield Fleur De Lys Chase (Class 2) 2m6f
3.15 Thurles Horse & Jockey Hotel Chase (Grade 2) 2m41/2f
3.35 Lingfield racehorselotto.com Surrey National Handicap chase (Class 3) 3m5f
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A very good field for this novice hurdle with BALLYGRIFINCOTTAGE looking like the one to beat. He won 3 point-to-points easily before making his hurdles debut in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham last month. He should improve a fair bit for that run and will be tough to beat. The Skelton yard had a good day yesterday too so stable form is very much another positive.
High Stakes is the main danger after showing good form in point-to-points, national hunt flat races and over hurdles. He fell in a Grade 1 last time at Newbury but did run with credit before that and could go well here. Fameaftertheglory has been shaping well so is also considered.
Only the 5 runners here but it still looks a pretty competitive race. I am going to take a chance on IL RIDOTO who pulled-up last time when never running his race but his run at Newbury before that would give him a strong chance here as he won easily in a good time. He has form in France on the softer ground and it could really suit and I expect a big run from this improving 5 year old.
Both War Lord and Faivoir will be right in the mix and dangers to the selection based on their current form. All that form is on faster ground though which could open the door for the selection. Shakem Up’arry ran at Haydock yesterday finishing third to Minella Drama and is unlikely to take up this engagement.
Just 3 runners going to post for this massive pot with the winner getting £52,000. BREWIN’UPASTORM is the pick to make up for his fall at Cheltenham when running a big race in the Relkeel. His seasonal reappearance was really impressive and if repeating that he is the one to beat. Olly Murphy is in good form with 5 winners in the past fortnight alone and Aidan Coleman is also riding at the top of his game.
Darver Star bounced back to form in a weak race last time out winning by 20 lengths. He gets weight from his rivals which makes him the danger but he still needs to improve again to win this. Goshen will probably have another win in him but he can’t be trusted at all even in a small field.
After a string of consistent efforts JEREMYS FLAME deservedly got her head in front over fences at Naas last time. That was a career best and she always looked to be travelling well within herself before asserting comfortably. She remains open to further improvement and if she builds on that last win she could take a bit of beating here. If you look at her form in defeat it stacks up behind the likes of Riviere D’etel, Mr Incredible and Concertista so I see no reason why she won’t go close.
The danger looks to be Minella Melody for Henry de Bromhead. She was a point winner and did well over hurdles so if she improves going chasing she could have a big say here under Rachael Blackmore. Ballyshannon Rose could also enter the argument if putting together a clear round of jumping.
This is a Class 2 in name only as most of these are often seen in some of the top races. The prize money is exceptional for this Lingfield event and it has attracted a very good field. I am going to take a chance on ITCHY FEET to get his head in-front as he is getting weight from the main protagonists. His last 2 runs were very good behind Bravemansgame and Allmankind. If he runs as well here he will go close.
The main dangers both give the selection weight, Bristol De Mai has to bounce back from pulling up in his last 2 races and Dashel Drasher will need to be back to the form from this time last year to win but both are live threats. Even Master Tommytucker would be a threat if getting into a nice rhythm.
I’m expecting this to be one-way traffic for ALLAHO and I’ll be surprised if he is beaten. He won despite making mistakes at Punchestown and should be a lot sharper now. He is a horse with tons of ability and hopefully he can follow up here before going on to the Festival. He should go forward in this small field and he will take a lot of pegging back. I can’t see him beat if he puts in a clear round of jumping.
The one to follow him home could be Fakir D’oudairies who we already know is very capable. He won impressively at Clonmel but has 8 lengths to find with the selection off that Punchestown run last month. Notebook was thrashed by Energumene at Cork and will need to bounce back to have any sort of a say for second. Battleoverdoyen is outclassed.
This doesn’t look a deep race and GO WHATEVER looks to have a great opportunity to follow up his very good win at Plumpton earlier this month. He won by 7 lengths and looks to thrive at this extended trip. If in the same form a 7lb penalty shouldn’t stop him. That form stacks up and I guess the only negative is his price as he is trading fairly short in the market for a race so competitive.
Not many that standout against him but Samuel Jackson could be a danger at a double figure price back up in trip on this soft surface could see him run a big race. Pemberley was second to the selection last time and meets him on 7lb better terms so also has to be considered off the back of that.